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PolyOne’s OnColor™ BIO Colorants Receive Certification from Vinçotte

Published on 2016-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

DÜSSELDORF, Germany -- PolyOne has announced that its OnColor™ BIO color concentrates have received OK compost HOME certification from Vinçotte.

By selecting these advanced masterbatch colorants, manufacturers who produce bio-degradable polymer packaging can avoid the significant costs and time required to test their products for at-home compostability.

Bio-solutions for Packaging Producers

Bio-solutions for Packaging

PolyOne offers OK compost HOME certification for a full range of color concentrates compatible with bio-degradable polymers.

Application of OnColor™ BIO

  • Each of these color concentrates is based on biopolymer carriers and can be used at normal loadings and dosed in the standard way.
  • OnColor BIO colorants can be processed by injection, extrusion and blow molding processes, and are used in a wide variety of end-use applications.
  • PolyOne also offers OnColor Smartbatch™ BIO concentrates, which combine OnColor BIO colorants and OnCap™ BIO additives into a single masterbatch.

Our OnColor BIO concentrates have been specifically designed to help our customers comply with new, increasingly rigorous home composting legislation,’’ said Christoph Palm, vice president, general manager, Color and Additives EMEA & India for PolyOne.

Combining our advanced colorant technology with bio-based polymers reduces the risk and cost of post-process testing, allowing processors to take full advantage of the emerging market for bags and packaging capable of home composting.”

Plastic Packaging

OnColor BIO solutions address a previously unmet market need by enabling packaging producers to proactively meet toughening legislation, such as France’s new Energy Transition Law. Beginning January 1, 2017, the new law will require single-use carrier bags thinner than 50 microns – often called fruit and vegetable bags – to meet the French standard (T51-800 standard) for home composting. The law also applies to plastic packaging used for mail publications.

OnColor BIO color concentrates perform well with the bioplastics used in these applications. Available in a full palette of color choices, these colorants do not compromise the organic decomposition of the polymers they enhance.

PolyOne displayed products made with these concentrates in Hall 8a, stand J15 during K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2015 revenues of $3.4 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.
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Source: PolyOne
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